East Broadway

7th Precinct ‘National Night Out’ is Back on East Broadway Tonight

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct is hosting National Night Out here on the Lower East Side. The annual block party is held across the country in an effort to increase awareness for police programs within communities, such as highlighting neighborhood watches and drug prevention. In the Five Boroughs alone, the NYPD has more than 70 happening. […]

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First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway. As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the […]

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Seward Park Co-op Votes to Deny Air Rights Deal to Developer

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Big news out of Seward Park Co-op this afternoon. The votes are counted; the housing complex on Tuesday voted to deny the $54 million sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group. According to management – Charles H. Greenthal and Co. – the referendum did not yield the required two-thirds majority to pass. (Results: 690 Yes, […]

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The Much Larger ‘Kopitiam’ Takes Shape on East Broadway

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

The acclaimed Malaysian cafe Kopitiam is making strides toward its revival within the next couple weeks. Contractors are currently busy building out the new location at 151 East Broadway. One thing is for sure – this storefront offers more space and an expanded menu. The ground-floor is four times larger than the original Canal Street […]

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Why I’m Voting ‘YES’ Tomorrow on the Seward Park Air Rights Sale [OP-ED]

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last week, we posted an editorial from a Seward Park Co-op owner opposed to the sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group for its two-towered vision. Herewith, an op-ed from the other perspective on the shareholders vote, which happens tomorrow, written by Seward Park shareholder and former board member Marc Albaum. Picture this. It’s a […]

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Broken for Months, East Broadway Escalator Finally Fixed

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:06 am

Local straphangers can rest a bit easier now that the escalator in the East Broadway subway station is functioning again. At least for the time being. The fix comes nearly three months after the moving stairway first went out of order. However, a stalled escalator here is commonplace. Ever since this 81-stair replacement debuted – […]

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Whose Air Rights is Seward Park Selling? [OP-ED]

Posted June 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

The following editorial was written by CUNY Sociology Professor and Seward Park Co-op resident Barbara Katz Rothman. The Seward Park Co-op board votes on the controversial Bialystoker air rights sale June 12. I am an academic, a CUNY Professor, a totally wonderful, privileged life.  I work from home a lot – when I lived in […]

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When Robert F. Kennedy Campaigned on the Lower East Side (Revisited)

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The 42-year-old senator and presidential candidate was assassinated by Palestinian terrorist Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after declaring victory in the 1968 Democratic California primary. Just four years earlier – in September 1964 – Kennedy had visited the Lower […]

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Netflix Romcom ‘Someone Great’ Filming on East Broadway Today

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

Filming activity is starting to heat up around the neighborhood. The latest production to roll through is courtesy of Netflix. “No parking” signs along East Broadway, near Rutgers Street, alert neighbors to the film shoot for Someone Great, a new romantic comedy from the streaming service. Written by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Someone Great, follows a woman who, […]

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Cops Release Photo of Suspect Behind Sunday’s Bodega Stabbing

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:04 am

The 7th Precinct yesterday released a photo of the man suspected of knifing an employee of the Big Apple Food Market on East Broadway. The incident, which transpired this past Sunday, was much ado over the price of salad. According to published reports, two women got into an argument with one of the deli workers […]

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